Taking antigravity yoga has really highlighted my trust issus. Why do I have such trouble falling backwards or untwisting my legs even when I know there is something there?!
Reblog if you have drinking water within arms reach!
Forever needing a reminder to drink more water.
dasani is the best water yep
gonna go drink some right now because of this. thank you
i’ve got my fridge filter, but ive got a cup!!
Dove hired a forensic artist to draw how women see themselves versus how others see them - the results are moving.
I had a strange, very strong reaction to this, because if it were left up to me, who knows how I would describe myself. Real tears. This was a powerful reminder coming from, for me, an unexpected source.
All of the feels.
I love this spot. I really do. Sometimes, I enjoy the way Dove frames these issues, and I can appreciate it.
But in the back of my mind, I am always thinking about the hypocrisy of embracing the notion of “real women” while leaving out a massive part of the population - as if they are any less real.
Dove says they are committed to building positive self esteem and inspiring ALL WOMEN and girls - but from what I can tell, that only applies so long as you’re not over a size 18. Deathfatties be damned.
Also, the same company owns Axe, which uses some of the grossest, most objectifying images of women around at the moment. Basically, I like the idea of the “Real Beauty” campaign, but am deeply deeply skeptical of Dove’s motives, and critical of their execution, which as Haley said, is still exclusive of a lot of people even though they claim to be body positive and to represent all women.
Also important: Unilever (which owns Dove) makes lots and lots of money selling skin-lightening products, especially in India.
You can’t say “everyone is beautiful” to mostly white women in America*, and then go “you’ll be more beautiful if your skin is lighter” to WOC in India. I mean, you can, but it’s disgusting.
(I say mostly white women because most of the women in that ad are white)
UGH terrible company is terrible! Thanks for the info, this is important to know and be vigilant for companies that co-opt body positivity and neuter it for their own financial gain.
Reblogged not only for the video but also for the comments people made, which are REALLY important.